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10 Of The Most Fabulous Housing Designs Of 2014

From a house dangling off a cliff to an apartment designed to make friends, here are the most ingenious residential designs of the year. Not everyone can live in a one-of-a-kind, architect-designed home, but there is no shortage of spectacular...Show More Summary

The Top Longform Design Stories Of 2014

Looking for something to read over the holidays? Here are the best pieces that went long on Co.Design this year. A Design History Of The Life-Saving Triage Tag by John Brownlee Read Full Story

12 Best Destinations For Globe-Trotting Design Fans

From the Hello Kitty Hotel to the Aga Khan, here's Co.Design's best Wanderlust stories of 2014. The world is full of great design. In Wanderlust, we visit the greatest design destinations around: the world's most creative hotels, restaurants, museums, and other must-see places. Show More Summary

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2014

Plus: The year's top essays and stories on branding Great branding is more than a logo. It's more than a list of acceptable fonts, too, or even some 100-page PDF containing everything from measurements on proper margins to deep verb-subject-adjective...Show More Summary

First Complete Prototype Of Google's Self-Driving Car Looks Like A Cartoon Ladybug

Hitting the streets next year, Google's first complete working prototype looks cute and underpowered for a reason. After first debuting the design in May, Google has just announced that it has completed building the first complete prototype of its self-driving car, with plans to take it on the road next year. And yes, it still looks like a big cartoon ladybug. Read Full Story

Wander A Digital Maze Of Corridors From Your Favorite Sci-Fi Films

Digital re-creations of corridors in famous films create the setting for this video game. Spanish artist Serafín Álvarez began collecting her favorite corridors from sci-fi and other movies three years ago and organized them into an online archive, with 127 pages of screenshots and counting. Show More Summary

America's Favorite Artists, Mapped By eBay Searches

It will remind you why you moved. As many of us journey home for the holidays, this map from eBay is a good reminder of why we left in the first place. EBay calculated the artists that eBay users search for most in each state. Raking...Show More Summary

Think White Button-Down Shirts Are Boring? Think Again.

The Japanese design firm Nendo is reimagining what a dress shirt can and should be. The classic white button-down shirt is the fashion world's equivalent of a blank white canvas. It exists almost entirely as the background against which other objects—a necklace, a tie, a pocket square, a sweater—are juxtaposed. Show More Summary

This Boulder Is Secretly Hiding An Alpine Shelter

Located in the Swiss alps, this designer cabin is the perfect writerly retreat. The appeal of the Alpine cabin doesn't just lie in its seclusion, but in the way it makes you feel somehow closer to nature. The Antoine Cabin takes that...Show More Summary

Packaging For A Post-Binary Gender World

Basik lets you customize your shaving experience based on need, not gender. From campaigns to get women in the tech industry to the mainstream success of transgender celebrities, our culture is making dramatic progress toward dismantling outdated gender norms and increasing awareness of people outside of the traditional gender binary. Show More Summary

The Oldest English Swear Words, Visualized

Geoffrey Chaucer wouldn't have known what a butt was, but he'd laugh if you asked, "Who farted?" Sometimes, in the dead of night, I will writhe in the dark and claw at the sheets, tormented by a single, seemingly unanswerable question: "In what Year of our Lord did someone first ask out loud, 'Who farted?'" Read Full Story

The Suckiest Christmas Gifts, Visualized

Need to buy a loved one a last minute gift? These are the ones to avoid. Christmas is coming, and if you haven't already gotten all your shopping done, chances are you're feeling a little desperate right now. But before you try to convince...Show More Summary

The Design World's Biggest Scandals Of 2014

From a lawsuit between type stars to Hannukah wrapping paper covered in swastikas Like any industry, the design world has its share of scandals, though most aren't quite tabloid-worthy: We've yet to see Karim Rashid and Peter Marino get in a bar brawl. Show More Summary

The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of the infographic to visualize information about nearly any subject, from politics to dogs. You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional dragons in 2014. Show More Summary

Watch This Sweet, Sad Documentary About The World's Oldest Family-Owned Business

A visually arresting look inside the world of an ancient Japanese hot springs and the family who owns it. Houshi Ryokan, a traditional Japanese hotel built above a hot springs in the Ishikawa Prefecture, is 1,300 years old. Up until 2011 (when a slightly older hotel was discovered), it held the title of oldest hotel in the world. Show More Summary

24 Clever Examples of Design Activism

A new exhibit in Tokyo explores the work of designers tackling social problems from climate change to drone warfare. An exhibition in Tokyo is putting activist design on center stage. "The Fab Mind: Hints of the Future in a ShiftingShow More Summary

First Look: 4 Design Ideas For Obama's Presidential Library

Including a coral reef-inspired design in Hawaii and a park that blankets a highway interchange in Chicago In September, the Barack Obama Foundation announced finalists for the location of Barack Obama's presidential library and museum. Show More Summary

Mapping The Most Influential Languages On Earth

An MIT Media Lab project maps the links that spread information from people who speak Urdu to Italian to Swahili. The most influential language on the planet is English, as you could probably guess. But why? Chinese has the most native speakers worldwide. Show More Summary

Fend Off Unwanted Advances With The Ferocious "Spider Dress"

Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht fuses tech with fashion to mimic a spider's territorial instincts in this glam sci-fi-esque confection. If you don't want to talk to that creepy guy at a party, you could put on your best bitchface while pretending to text someone. Show More Summary

The Story Behind Star Wars' Forgotten Christmas Album

Fun fact: it was Jon Bon Jovi's first album, and George Lucas almost axed it because he didn't think Yoda should be Christian. Christmas is not a good time of year for the Star Wars franchise. In fact, two of Star Wars's biggest debacle have happened over the holidays. Show More Summary

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